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is >> here is part of the dispute. >> not an easy subject but pretty irrechiefible. >> that's not the case. that is not the case. then we have the order of the first legal pot den in the country on the show today. and then man the nra are so against guns except for the hollywood museum of guns. >> we have the jokers' shotgun.
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the one heath ledger used. and the one he won the academy award for. >> cenk: i love that they're bragging about it. that's an awesome piece of hypocrisy. we have an awesome show for you. it is go time. >> the intergas station technique was successful in findingbin ladenbin laden hide out. >> when waterboarding leads to information. that's not the case. >> whether or not the agency tried to mislead them. >> i they never asked.
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>> they did say some information leading to the capture came from those interrogation techniques. >> the name of the courier emerged in these harsh interrogations. >> that's pretty irrefutable that that's part of the ten-year long hunt. >> no information whatsoever. >> when was the last time you saw bin-laden? >> cenk: maybe we should ask the c.i.a. when was the last time you saw reality. here is the issue. the c.i.a. seems to be buttressing what they're talking about, but we have a report that it's simply not true. marsha raddatz has more on this. >> documents released in the freedom of release question, now
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they're looking at those interaction to see whether the lawmakers had inappropriate classified information. >> he never asked for that material. 12,347 michael morrell called the film a dramaization saying that it creates the strong impression that the interrogation was key to finding bin-laden. that impression is false. >> cenk: that's the acting director of the c.i.a. saying that it was false but he did say that some information came from detainees subject to. and many think hey wait a minute we just did thousands of pages of reports. we looked at over 6 million pieces of paper on this issue and we did not find any evidence that interrogation led
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to--enhanced torture led to finding bin-laden. if you know something we don't c.i.a. you're supposed to legally share it with us, and what did you share with the filmmakers. this is what the finding said, the c.i.a. is it not first learn about the existence of the ubl courier from c.i.a. detainees subjected to the coercive instead, the c.i.a. learned of the existence of the courier. >> joy: has true name, through meanings unrelate to the c.i.a. detention and interrogation program. basically, they're asking the c.i.a. what do you know that we don't know if you're supposed to share this information with us. and are you telling me that you shared something with hollywood filmmakers that you did not share with the senate? that's a really good question. now let's bring in a couple of guests and experts to talk about
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this. great to have you both on here. now lizzie, let me start with you. it seems that the c.i.a. is doing a little cya we might have done that torture and it may have led to something even though when we look at the fact that it kind of didn't. >> well, i feel like this is the case of the c.i.a. got into bed with hollywood, now they're having, for lack of a better expression, like post congugal regreat, and they boxed themselves into a corner. they could have sensibly said that all of the information related to the hunt for bin-laden and the capture of bin-laden was classified, but they had presumably given all this information to filmmakers.
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now it's lewd chris to turn around and say we can't give that information to the committee on intelligence or frankly to the american public. if you gave it to hollywood filmmakers who are not cleared and they don't have top security clearances we should be able to see that too and settle for once whether or not information from torture led to the capture of osama bin laden which i don't believe it did. >> laura, it's interesting. you see this in so many human rights issues where there is selective leaking. if you ask me about information oh classified. >> yeah, i mean, i think the american public has to be very frustrated as feinstein is that on the one hand the over classified c.i.a. program, now on the other hand they give this special access to the filmmakers. so the american public should
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really be upset about this. >> lizzie, discuss this happen often at the c.i.a. selective leaking for lack of a better word for propaganda purposes. >> i think in this case we're seeing the c.i.a. give specific information to further their own agenda that's the kind of thing that we're supposed to be doing in other countries not our own. you know, someone like me or other c.i.a. authors valerie plame, we all when we write books about the c.i.a. memoirs we have to send them to the c.i.a. to have them veteranned for any classified information. i have to chuckle because some of the information that is redacted from my book or bob bear's books or valerie plame you would think it was laughable that that was deemed classified when they obviously spilled all of the beans on the osama bin laden operation to hollywood
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before they shared that information with either congressmen and women or with the american public. at this point i feel like they really have to back up if they're going to selectively suggest certain things, then they have to back that up. they can't now say that's classified information. >> cenk: now we have bradley manning sitting in jail to sore long, he leaked information that we didn't want leaked out. but when we want information leaked out we'll leaking it for one purpose or another. when you look at the at a case, hey can we get a legal briefing as to why we executed an u.s. citizen abroad without trial but then didn't they kill
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awalaki. >> well, that's a different case. we wouldn't be having this whole debate right now if they had been more forthcoming about what happened during the program who was detained, what they were subject into, whether or not that information produced intelligence. if they had been more for the coming, we wouldn't be having this debate right now so it's free frustrating because all this would not be happening right now if we had disclosure about what happened. >> of course, and they never go to full disclosure. one last quick thing. delores, let me start with you. me wouldn't let him shut down gitmo, and then he said, i'm not
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going to veto it, and it's still not closed down. is the president ever going to shut it down or is he playing patty cakes with the republicans and we're going to keep those people in there forever. >> well it's time to exercise political capital and make this happen. he pledged that he was going to close guantanamo. but he has not followed up with lobbying congress and explaining to them why this is so important. in his own statement that he signed, he said keeping guantanamo is a danger to national security. if it is a danger to national security, then he needs to do more that this happens that restrictions are removed we send detainees back and we close the prison. >> cenk: the guys at guantanamo,
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is there any chance that they still have any intelligence fall down there? >> well, no. guantanamo is an ongoing debacle. from a human rights perspective and national perspective and from an intelligence perspective. no one down there has any actual intelligence. there is no reason to keep it going. >> cenk: thank you so much for joining us. we really appreciate it. great information. >> thanks. >> cenk: now, when we come back here we go again republicans threatening to shut down the government. >> we republicans need to be able to tolerate temporary government shutdown, which is what that could mean. >> cenk: then the nra says the way hollywood portrays guns is unacceptable except for the part of our museum dedicated to showing you how hollywood portrays guns. >> they even admit this is about banning the uglyiest gun.
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anything. what the hell were they thinking? >> only on current tv. >> we republicans need to be able to tolerate temporary partial government shutdown, which is what that could mean, and insist that we get off the road to greece. that's the road we're on right now. >> cenk: yes republican senator pat toomey from pennsylvania. and we have the senator from texas, he writes it play be necessary to partially shut down the government in order to secure the long-term fiscal well-being of our country rather than plod along the path of greece, italy and spain. and the republicans are off to their old tricks threatening to blow up the government unless they get things their way. we're going to hold our breath, we're going to take the ball, go home, shut down the government, all these things because they
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think that president obama doesn't have the nerve to fight back and that he will concede when those threats are issued. are they right? well that is an epic question. in order to answer that epic question, i think we need political correspondent just an epic. [ ♪ music ♪ ] >> cenk: all right, michael shure, we haven't run that animation for a while. >> no, for a long time. we had to come up with some dopey epic scene. >> cenk: all right, what do you think here. do the republicans mean it? >> it's pure politics. in the past when the government has been shut down the republicans have been back on their heels. it's always been the white house threatening to shut down the government. now they feel that they're in the position to say first we're going to shut the government down, then it looks like they have the upper hand in public. it may or may not be a good ploy
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but we don't want to get lost. we're not in a situation like greece. they're going to say greece, and first of all italy has shown solvency even though that prime minister recently stepped down. they've shown a path of sol sentcysolvency. >> cenk: it's a disaster disastrous way to go because the last time they shut down the government, they were blamed for it. it's a bad way to play for it, except for the fact that i think it's going to work because they're not dealing with bill clinton. they're dealing with barack obama, and barack obama has shown 99 out of 100 times that i'm not sure what the one other time is that if threatened he will cave. that's what he does. he's threatening. >> they're threatening the white house. they're also threatening their senate colleagues, their democratic senate colleagues. they're saying to the rest of the senate which they're a
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minority, they're saying listen, if we don't work something without we're prepared to shut the government down. it's to try to get the senate back on their heels, too. >> cenk: if you're a democrat and you're not in on this, okay. >> of course. >> cenk: and you actually care about progressive priorities and winning elections and, etc. which i think they do, the latter part, wouldn't you say oh my god please, please, have at it, hoss. make my day. you want to be the new newt gringrich, shut down the government. i'll relax and enjoy the show. >> that goes to my point. they think it's a new strategy, to get out in front of it, it makes them look like they're in charge and the other people by default are shutting the government down. >> cenk: this is my analysis. it will work. it shouldn't work. it's crazy if i'm their political opposition, oh, you guys look so stupid.
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but obama hates risk. oh, my god what will the markets do if we shut down the government. what do you want. >> whether it's clinton or obama, the american people have never liked if the government gets shut down. >> cenk: oh, the american people won't like it. i'm so scared. okay, republicans, what do you need. >> or they'll blame toomey and their cohorts. it's a game. this is real politics. >> cenk: i'm the only host in america who says on a consistent basis i really hope i'm wrong. they have a crazy idea. >> the economists have floated the idea, the 3 trillion-dollar coin. what it means, the federal reserve, the treasury doesn't have the right to print money. the federal reserve has the right to print money. however the treasury and tim geithner can mint a coin. they can walk over to the federal reserve, deposit in the
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federal reserve and then all of our debts would be erased. any economics 101 would say that is not the way to run the government. you would have crazy inflation in this case is what is crazier than the 3 trillion-dollar coin is the debt ceiling. congress has always raised the debt ceiling. only how have they fought the white house. well, it's for debt that the congress has incurred. it has to go up. the idea that this 3 trillion-dollar county could get them back the debt ceiling on a technicality is something that makes sense. >> cenk: so it's an absurd idea. understand first of all if they're not going to put it into circulation. if they put it in circulation then they would have inflation. but if they're not going to put it in circulation then what is. this all about? i guess it's the technicality to
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say technically we still have money. but if you had to actually use it. >> it means that they don't have to issue t-bills or auction off treasury bill. and the other side of this coin--literally--that was quite an accident. it would show how silly this is. >> cenk: the new york federal reserve, the main organization, is run by the top banks. we have given out our most important power to private corporations that then shockingly enough when bush comes to shove give it to themselves. wow, i didn't see that coming. it's insanity. lastly we go to the republicans on hurricane sandy. >> yes, the bill that did not make it out of congress which drove christie and other members of congressing to crazy
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$9.7 billion was approveed of the $60 billion they were asking for. what is amazing who voted against it. 67 people, all republicans. first of all paul ryan, you'll remember him. he ran for vice president this year. this is paul ryan who has voted for unfunded wars. paul ryan who has voted for tax cuts for the rich voted against the sandy relief package. stephen palas iszzo. this is what he had to say about it. some of the counties in the fourth congressional district have been the hardest hit by isaac. we cannot thank them enough for the support. he's from biloxi and he votes against it. >> cenk: this proves my point on the republican party. they have no principle
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whatsoever. it's me, me, me. if i need the money like the wall street needed the money then they need a billout. new york and new jersey, i don't give a damn about them. >> sam graves, this is after flooding in missouri. we write you in support of government jay nixon as request for an emergency disaster declaration. this is to president obama. these people are hypocrites. you have randy webber in texas his districts was hit by a hurricane in texas. they have two new members voting against it. the hypocrisy here and the idea that they're voting against something that they will certainly one day need is just incredible. >> cenk: that's the republican party in a nutshell. gimme, gimme gimme. the federal government is for my large ass not your large ass. they said that literally. i didn't mean that either. thank you michael.
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when we come back. we'll talk about guns and the nra. guns in the media are inacceptable except for the guns in the museum. >> welcome to the national firearms museum. this year's special exist is called hollywood guns. [ ♪ music ♪ ]
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>> cenk: all right, we're back on "the young turks." the white house released a photo of the president when he found out about the shootings in newtown, connecticut. now, we know that he was distraught over it. he's there with the counter of terrorism chief john brennan. i have a cynical point of view. i don't like the release of these pictures. i find them to be largely propaganda. it's the same picture of when we got bin-laden. it's great we got bin-laden. it would be great if he was
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concerned about gun control. to see oh, i'm so struck about it it would have been nicer if he would have done something about it before with gun control. gabrielle giffords will be meeting with connecticut governorgovernancey wymangovernor governor ygovernor i didn't nan. in 21 days we've had 427 gun deaths since the the connecticut massacre. it's a slow massacre and we're all living in it.
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>> congress has proposed ten pieces of legislation in order to deal with gun violence. democrats proposed eight new gun safety bills and republicans proposed two bills eliminating begun-free zones. to give a sense of what democrats are trying to get accomplished when it comes to gun control they want to ban high capacity ammunition and close loopholes and they want anyone who gets a gun to have a background check. the guns have to be registered. we need to comprehensive database to keep track of those who do buy a gun so only the most responsible individuals get their hands on guns. it's interesting because the nra is against all that. on december 21, wayne la pierre blamed all of these mass shootings on the mass media. let's take a look at what he had to say. >> then they all had the nerve
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to call it entertainment. is that what it really is? isn't fanaticizing about killing people really the filthiest form of pornography. they compete with one another to shock, violate and offend every standard of life but by bringing in even a more toxic mix of reckless behavior and criminal cruelty right into our homes. >> let's blame hollywood. let's blame the culture of violence. let's blame the movies. except literally 20 miles away from where he was speaking the nra museum had an exhibit known as "hollywood guns." where they glorify guns that are used in hollywood movies. let's take a look at an nra
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spokesperson actually a curator for the museum talking about this in greater detail. >> welcome to the gallery of the national firearms museum. this year's special exhibit is called hollywood guns. the firearms on exhibit here range from the early 30s all the way up to films that have not come out in the theater year. we have the pistol robert de niro used in the movie " "machete" that has yet to be released and we have the gun used by heath ledger in the the dark night. >> the idea that guns are portrayed glamorously in hollywood is a joke. oh these dam hollywood liberals we can't stand them. that's why we should vote for ronald reagan.
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>> not only that, but they missed the best gun in history "the naked gun." >> cenk: i don't know if we can show that on tv. >> that's a good point. ana alluded to the legislation that came up in congress, at the very beginning in congress. there were ten bills the republicans brought up two bills themselves to make schools not begun-free zones. >> cenk: the brilliant idea that these lunatics have is to put more guns in school. you got me on that one. look, this nra pack is obviously a diversionary tactic. we want to bring in an expert, author of "the last gun begun." that's out in the spring of 2013. is that whats is what it is, the nra is
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saying don't look at us, look over there. >> it's completely that. the nra is the republican party in a nut house. when i heard wayne la pierre talking about this violent movie thing, i had to get in my car and drive to see if they are still doing this exhibit. that is how the gun industry, which is really sort of the hand behind the puppet of the nra markets guns to the shrinking minority of people in the united states, and we know fewer and fewer people own more and more guns. that's a proven fact, to market to those people, you have to tell them, here is the latest thing. the nra goes along with this, the fan magazine, it's in a way just a big advertisement. it's also an example of the blatant hypocrisy and bald face lying that the nra is capable of doing and does every day.
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>> cenk: so tom talk to me about the power of the nra. is it because they spend money in politics or is it the voters? how do they amass so much power? >> well, the nra really does not have that much power. if you look at their electoral record, who they backed in the last election, who they opposed and they really wanted to take down barack obama. if you look at the record, they have not done very well. this is a self-serving myth that surprisingly enough people who call themselves progressives, liberals democrats have bought into. they make the nra as powerful as can be. look you're not going to beat the nra in a state that has so-called blue dog democrats. but they get beaten regularly everywhere else. it's going to take leadership. it will take someone like barack obama, nancy pelosi, harry reid
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to stand up and say the american people are tired of this. this is enough. you know, i'm not really a fan of the birthers, but we ought to start checking the birth certificates of the nra people because they possibly could not have been born in this universe. >> cenk: one last thing the past nra president was on nra radio which has to be scintillating. he talks about being without gun is a former of racism. >> this is about banning the ugliest gun. it's about cosmetics and it has nothing to do with how a firearm works. >> well, you know, banning people and things because of the way they look went out a long time ago but here they are again. the color of a gun the way it looks. >> cenk: how stupid are these people? no one is saying that it's an ugly begun because they don't like the way it looks.
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it's ugly in its consequences. do they think their audience is that dumb. >> these people know nothing about guns or the history of assault weapons, which is what we're talking about, or they're just lying. marion hammer knows a lot about guns and racism. she was the one to shoot through the law that led to a shooting of a young teenager who was walking through a neighborhood. marion hammer has rammed that law--i can't tell you the exact number but but a number of states in the united states. and people have been killed because of marion hammer's law unfortunately, people of color and different ethnicity hey they scare you, you got to shoot them. >> cenk: tom diaz, thank you.
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we appreciate it. >> my pleasure. >> cenk: you know that deal to stop the fiscal cliff? it adds to the deficit. i'm not kidding. >> individuals can't take advantage of loopholes and deductions that are available to most americans. argue with their conservative uncle joe over the dinner table.
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>> cenk: now if there is one thing i know is that this fiscal cliff deal that they just signed, it is a deficit
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reduction deal. part of the reason that i know it reduces the deficit is because the president told me. >> obama: last year i signed into law $1.7 trillion in deficit reduction. tonight's agreement further reduces the deficit by raising $620 billion from the wealthiest households in america. and there will be further reduction when congress decides what to do with the spending cuts we've delayed for two months. >> cenk: deficit reduction right? not exactly the congressional budget office does not agree with the republicans or democrats who say this is a deficit reduction. they say we have changed the law so that we have added 4 trillion-dollar to the deficit deficit, 4 trillion-dollar. that's not reducing the deficit. increasing the deficit by 4 trillion-dollar. why? if we had done nothing the law would have had the bush tax cuts
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expire. instead, they agreed they should not expire for 99% of us. some people might like that, we have a tax increase for those making over $450,000, but understand what we agreed to. it was not a deficit reduction package. it added 4 trillion-dollar to the deficit. but now i know that it was for the middle class. i know, there would be no corporate give-aways in there would there? the president told me there isn't. >> obama: we can't simply cut our way to prosperity. cutting spending has to go hand in hand with further reforms to our tax code so that the wealthy wealthiest corporations and individuals can't take advantage of loopholes and deductions that aren't available to most americans. >> cenk: that's right. no corporate loopholes, but do you know that the assistance package of $600 billion, per year it's $62 billion that we're increasing taxes.
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but we're actually decreasing taxes by $68 billion why? that's corporate loopholes and deductions part of this deal. when you look at tax hikes for the rich, well, all right--no no. even if you assumed the bush tax cuts were going to be expended we did not add money to the budget. we subtracted. we increased the deficit because we gave away so much in deductions to corporations. we told you about that in the past. $150 million to hollywood $140 million to nascar. $11 billion for just 20 companies. so who won? corporations did, of course. did we reduce the deficit? of course not. tim carney who is a conservative right up there making a good point, he has, i'll give credit where credit is due he said the white house wanted permanent extensions of a whole blue of
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tax credit. when they said no, the white house insisted that the exact language be included in the fiscal cliff deal. why do i tell that you? the corporate give aways were not insisted upon by the republicans. they readily agreed. they love corporate give aways but it was the white house who insisted on that. what you hear in the media is a lie. we didn't reduce the deficit. we added to the deficit. that was never the priority. the fiscal cliff, oh my god. no the priority was to funnel monies to corporations, funnel money to the people who wanted it, and extend the bush tax cuts permanently for 84% of revenue. you got lied to. those are the realities. those are the facts. that's what we do here. we bust through the myths and tell you what the reality is. now when we come back, we're going to do that about drug legalization. we're going to talk to the
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proprietor of the first drug club coming up. >> we had to hide who we were and how we live our lives. we were able to talk to people and they accepted it, and that's great. [ ryon ] eating shrimp at red lobster is a fantastic experience. 30 shrimp for $11.99. i can't imagine anything better. you're getting a ton of shrimp and it tastes really good! [ male announcer ] hurry in to red lobster's 30 shrimp for just $11.99! choose any two of five savory shrimp selections like mango jalapeño shrimp and parmesan crunch shrimp.
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>> cenk: all right, we're back on the young turks. i have my rowdy friends with here to talk about pot. ana kasparian has the nickname ak-47 which we ironically used in the gun segment. michael shure and jayar jackson our long-time producer. in colorado we have legal pot clubs. isn't that fun. the first members only is called club 64. >> club 64, denver, colorado. it's 4:20 p.m. the traditional time for stoners to light up and club 64 is open for business. it gets it's name from amendment
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64 which legalized recreational use marijuana in colorado. the first meeting new year's eve was in a warehouse. a private club open only to members who pay the $30 fee. they hope amendment 64 and club 64 can serve as a model to the rest of the world. >> let denver serve as a beacon of hope for those who want to know what true freedom is really about. >> it will be another year before stores selling marijuana can open here. it's unclear how the industry will operate since marijuana remains prohibited by federal law. >> cenk: we're going to talk to the owners of that club in a minute, but i think we can all agree that we like miguel lopez's contribution to this story the best. i like when he's like--coughing up no, it's good for you. any way. we contacted authorities in denver. we asked the cops, "the young turks," are you going to do anything about this because it's in violation of federal law
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although it's legal in colorado. they said they have no comment right now. they're waiting for the state attorney to get a ruling on what they're going to do there and what the obama administration is going to do. in colorado if you're over the age of 21 you can possess up to an ounce of marijuana and it's legal for businesses to sell marijuana. the american people agree with this. this according to a rasmussen poll, a visit. 36% are in favor of legalizing and regulating marijuana everyone agrees with that but michael shure. >> it makes perfect sense to me, that's the trend. >> cenk: you're against this. >> i'm in the 36%. >> cenk: you don't think that-- >> no, i think they should be able allowed to do that--i think in colorado--that club looked, with all respect to our guest who is coming up here, maybe
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that wasn't their busy nights. >> cenk: people are a little concerned in the beginning. >> i would imagine so. i think they should be able to open the club. it passed there, it's the law. i have no problem with the club. i have a problem with the law. >> cenk: ana, if you're in denver, do you stop by? >> yes. >> cenk: that took awhile to answer. >> yes, why not. it's historical. >> $30 membership. >> i'm into it. i love freedom. this is freedom. no one is doing anything wrong by smoking marijuana. those people did not look violent. >> i'm not sure of the social nature of getting in a club when you're smoking. i don't smoke, but when you're in a social nature, it opens people up to talk to each other. this is the type of hookah bars. people have been smoking in a hookah bars is violent. it has not fallen in yet so.
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>> cenk: when they start doing bath salts clubs then then i'll worry. we have the owner and general counsel of club--general council of club 64. welcome. how is it going has the club picked up. >> it is. the government is probably our best friend in in enacting prohibition for so long, demand went up and up and up, finally the voters unleashed our freedom in our state and people want to get together. they want to exercise their constitutional rights together, and they want to associate with each other. that's what club 64 is all about. >> cenk: let me do the standard joke, is there a taco bell around the corner?% >> well, we did provide cheet-toes andcheetosand gold fish,
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and there was cannabis available and we provided alcohol because it was new year's eve and everybody had a really good time. very positive. no fighting, no assaults, none of the problems that you see in the other types of clubs namely bars and alcohol clubs. it was a very positive experience. it looked like freedom. it felt like freedom. it smelled like freedom. and we loved it. >> cenk: you know, i love that. from now on when i smell pot in the air, which happens from time to time, oh, it smells like freedom. i love the smell of freedom in the morning. how about the legal concerns. are you worried that at some point the obama administration is going to come down and do one of their famous raids and say that's it, that's it. and shut you guys down? >> i'm not worried about it. were barack obama said right
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after amendment 64 passed, he said quote he had bigger fish to fry. those were his exact words. the department of justice and president obama had an opportunity to opine on amendment 64 and chose not to do so, and the federal government has much bigger things to do. amendment 64 received 60,000 more votes in colorado than president obama the presidential candidate. they know where their bread is buttered. they know that marijuana is literally more popular in our state than barack obama. they're going to leave us away. we're not selling marijuana. we're giving it away. it is sold in colorado over a thousand times a day right now under the existing medical marijuana laws. we're not worried about d.o.j. >> cenk: chloe, one question, if it succeeds are you thinking
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about doing a chain in different states. >> yes we've talked about that. as we go into the first set of regulated laws we'll see what they allow us to do. >> cenk: we may be looking at the founders of the next budweiser. >> yes. >> cenk: okay, we appreciate it. when we come back, the elbow of the day, it is on a republican with a very funny name. guess if you can guess that one on @tytoncurrent.
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>> cenk: all right now, i'm going to show you an united states senator. let's show this picture here. look at that. that doesn't look that good. why? that's a mug shot. it's senator crapo. that's how he says his name is pronounced. he said he had been pounding vodka shots earlier and then earlier maybe it was vodka tonic or something. okay a politician got busted. he's a republican, you would think there is a
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